UPDATE 3/23/2018 9:41 a.m.- The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of the Willey family, advises that on March 22, 2018, at 11:34 pm, Jaelynn Rose Willey died, surrounded by her family. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we provide this update.
Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland- The family of Jaelynn Willey; the shooting victim in Tuesday’s shooting at Great Mills High School, in Great Mills, MD said she is still in critical condition and brain dead.
Standing at the media podium with her baby in her arms, Jaelynn’s mother said,”As of now Jaelynn is still on life support, but she will not make it,” Melissa Willey said. “We will be taking her off life support this evening. She is brain dead. She has no life left in her.”
The family stated that they will be taking Jaelynnn off life support Thursday evening and there is no more information at this time.
Jaelynn is the second oldest of nine children.
Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17; is accused of shooting Jaelynn and another student, Desmond Barnes, 14, who was also injured in the shooting. Barnes was shot in the leg in the same hallway. He was released Wednesday from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Rollins was engaged by DFC and SRO Blaine Gaskell in the hallway where the shooting ended. At this time it has not been determined whether Rollins turned his handgun on himself or if Gaskell’s shot was the fatal shot.
Rollins was pronounced dead at 10:41 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 according to SMCSO Sheriff Tim Cameron.
At this point the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has determined the handgun used by Rollins was legally owned by his family. There are no details at this time as to how Rollins obtained the handgun.
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We will bring more information from the family when available.